Cleverly vs Kovalev results: Stephen Smith wins British super featherweight title

Alexandra Beier

Another domestic title changed hands in Cardiff, as Stephen Smith shellacked Gary Buckland to lift the British super featherweight title in the fifth round.

First it was Enzo Maccarinelli scoring an upset to win the Commonwealth light heavyweight title, and shortly after, Stephen Smith scored a brutal knockout of Gary Buckland to win the British super featherweight title today in Cardiff.

Buckland (27-3, 9 KO) was his usual aggressive self, but it was Smith (17-1, 10 KO) who used that to his advantage, ending the night in stunning fashion with a gorgeous right uppercut that put Buckland down hard and fast. It was clear as soon as Buckland hit the canvas that the fight was over, and indeed it was.

For Smith, 28, this is a big-time win, obviously, and it may be interesting to see him again face Lee Selby somewhere down the line, if Selby eventually moves up to super featherweight. Selby, of course, is the only man to defeat Smith, beating him for the British and Commonwealth featherweight belts back in 2011. Selby still holds those titles, and is due back in the ring on October 5 against Ryan Walsh.

But now we turn our attention to the main event: Nathan Cleverly vs Sergey Kovalev. We've got live coverage running, so join us!

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